Nnewi :This is your electronic gateway to THE ANAMBRA STATE

Nnewi is the second largest city in Anambra State. It comprises the four autonomous villages of Uruagu, Otolo, Umudim and Nnewi-Ichi. The expansive city and its satellite towns (including the autonomous neighbouring community of Ichi) have a population of about 2.1 million (2005 estimate)

Nnewi is rich in human resources – the home of  successful entrepreneurs, educators, lawyers, engineers, industrialists, medical doctors, trades men and women etc. Nnewi people can be found in every part of Africa and beyond. As business people, they have an uncany capacity for founding and nurturing small-scale businesses into corporate investments. A significant number of business, commercial, and residential buildings throughout Nigeria and Africa are owned by Igbo people, a notable number of whom are Nnewi people.

Nnewi is the ancestral home of some prominent Nigerians like Chief Chukuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, former Military Governor of defunct Eastern Nigeria and President of defunct Republic Of Biafra; Chief Nwafor Orizu, former nationalist and First Republic Senate President; Chief M.C.K Ajuluchukwu, nationalist, anti-colonial fighter and First Republic law-maker; and Chief Augustine Ilodibe, foremost transporter and CEO of Ekenedilichukwu Industries.

Infrastructure & Economy

Nnewi is a huge industrial city (probably the most industrialised city in Africa) with a wide variety of industries including palm oil, cosmetics, motor and motorcycle spare parts, books and stationaries, textiles, weaving, and other industries. It has the largest motorcycle spare parts market in Africa. The prestigious centre of excellence in medicine, the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) is also located in Nnewi.

Anthony-Claret Onwutalobi
Anthony-Claret Onwutalobi
Anthony-Claret is a software Engineer, entrepreneur and the founder of Codewit INC and CEO of Portia Web Solutions. Mr. Claret publishes and manages the content on Codewit Word News website and associated websites. He's a writer, IT Expert, great administrator, technology enthusiast, social media lover and all around digital guy.

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